World Animal Day

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World Animal Day

Did you know there is a day dedicated to animals? It’s called “World Animal Day”. 

This year, World Animal Day (October 4, 2014) was be celebrated with actors and animal advocates, Adrian Grenier and Keegan Allen.  

Dawn’s “Day in the Wildlife” event spotlighted the vital role that International Bird Rescue (IBR) and The Marine Mammal Center play in the health and wellness of marine animals worldwide.

Together with hundreds of partners across the globe, there are nearly 100,000 volunteers serving on a daily basis saving the lives of tens of thousands of animals each year. When the issue involves oil spills, these partners rely on Dawn to get the animals clean because it’s soft on feathers and tough on grease. The World Animal Day celebration was attended by animal advocates and hosted at the IBR in San Pedro, Calif., on October 2, and included the release of nine rehabilitated birds back into the wild, including a California Brown Pelican.

People can view Dawn’s Virtual Volunteer videos for a firsthand perspective on a day in the life of a volunteer rescue worker helping save oiled animals in need.



For over 40 years, Dawn has been supporting wildlife rescue rehabilitation centers with its product to clean animals affected by oil pollution. Independent studies have proven Dawn to be the most effective dishwashing detergent for cleaning oiled animals, heralded for its “soft on feathers, tough on grease” benefit. As such, Dawn is the only brand trusted by wildlife rescue experts for decades.Since 2006, Dawn has donated more than 50,000 bottles of dishwashing liquid and financial support to its wildlife partners, International Bird Rescue and The Marine Mammal Center. These donations have helped these organizations clean more than 75,000 marine animals in the United States.

For more information about the Dawn family of products and how to get involved in helping save wildlife in big or small ways, visit www.dawn-dish.com. You can also share your experiences by tagging #DawnDayintheWildlife at www.facebook.com/dawn, www.twitter.com/dawndish orwww.youtube.com/dawndish.


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International Bird Rescue (IBR) has been helping seabirds and other aquatic birds around the world since 1971. Our team of specialists operates two year-round aquatic bird rehabilitation centers in California, which care for more than 5,000 birds every year. Learn more at www.birdrescue.org.


The Marine Mammal Center is a nonprofit veterinary hospital, research and educational center dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of ill and injured marine mammals and to the study of their health. Since 1975, the Center has been headquartered in the Marin Headlands, Sausalito, Calif., within the Golden Gate National Parks and has rescued and treated more than 18,500 marine mammals. The Center operates triage rescue centers in Moss Landing, Calif., and San Luis Obispo, Calif., and recently opened a Hawaiian monk seal hospital in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito is open to the public daily 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and gives visitors the unique opportunity to learn about marine mammals through viewing areas, educational exhibits and docent-led tours. For more information, go to: www.MarineMammalCenter.org.

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Kathy Dalton
Go Adventure Mom’s found, Kathy Dalton, launched Go Adventure Mom in 2012 in an effort to bring women together that love travel and the outdoors. As a former ski instructor, Kathy has taken her love for outdoor recreation and through the power of social media has created a platform to share her passion with the world. As a mom of three, Kathy loves to share her family adventures in Utah, cross-country skiing up Millcreek Canyon, skiing in the Wasatch Mountains, camping in Grand Teton National Park and camping in the Uintas. Kathy has been featured in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Parents and Parenting magazine. Kathy is a regular contributor to Visit Salt Lake and is a tip contributor on TripAdvisor.
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